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info Worried about what to do right now with your title and registration needs?

Good news! Texans still get a break from certain vehicle title and registration requirements due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The temporary waiver announced by Governor Greg Abbott on March 16, 2020, remains in effect.

The Texas Department of Motor Vehicles (TxDMV) will provide a notification when normal services resume, allowing the public 60 days from then to conduct any overdue title and registration transactions.

The waiver covers the following services:

  • Initial vehicle registration
  • Vehicle registration renewal
  • Vehicle titling
  • Renewal of permanent disabled parking placards
  • 30-day temporary permits

Texans are encouraged to renew their registration online, if eligible, or by mail.

Most in-person vehicle title and registration services are handled by county tax offices. For the status of your county tax offices, visit our COVID-19 page, or click here to find your county tax office information and contact them directly.

The following transactions are available in-person by appointment only at TxDMV regional service centers:

  • Copy of a title
  • Bonded title notices of determination
  • Title histories
  • Temporary permits
  • Registration refund requests
  • Investigation and resolution of Texas title errors

Click here to schedule a same-day or next-day appointment.

The TxDMV does not issue driver licenses or state ID cards. Please contact the Texas Department of Public Safety for these services.

Phone

Toll-Free Phone Number

1 (888) DMV-GOTX or
1 (888) 368-4689

Local Phone Number

(512) 465-3000
Fax: (512) 465-4129

Business Hours

Monday - Friday
8:00am - 5:00pm
(Central Time)

We will:

  • Discuss, assist and resolve your issue by phone.
  • If additional research is necessary, we will reply to you within 3 business days.

 

Dealer Contacts
Subject Phone Number
Licensing/Salvage Information (888) 368-4689 or (512) 465-3000
eTAG Helpline (512) 465-4010
Dealer Licensing Receptionist (512) 465-4029
Fax (512) 465-4190
Enforcement Contacts
Subject Phone Number
Enforcement Division Administrative Staff (512) 465-4204
Motor Vehicle Investigations (512) 465-4205, Fax: (512) 465-5651
Motor Carrier Investigations (512) 465-4207, Fax: (512) 465-5652
OverSize/OverWeight Investigations (512) 465-4032, Fax: (512) 465-5652
Advertising (512) 465-4147
Lemon Law (888) 368-4689 or (512) 465-3000
Dealer Enforcement/Training (888) 368-4689 or (512) 465-3000
Other Contacts
Subject Phone Number
Automobile Burglary and Theft Prevention Authority (ABTPA) (512) 465-1485
Office of Administrative Hearings (512) 465-5000
Media Inquiries (512) 465-1484
Specialty License Plates (including Military) (512) 374-5010

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Austin, Texas 78731

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Complaints

We investigate complaints against vehicle dealers licensed to sell vehicles in Texas. You can file a complaint whether you are a consumer or a vehicle dealer. For additional information or assistance with enforcement actions, call us at (888) 368-4689 or (512) 465-4204.

Complaints Against Vehicle Dealers

If you have a complaint about a motor vehicle dealer transaction or advertisement, please follow the steps below:

  1. To go to the Motor Vehicle Dealer Online Complaint System, click on the button below:

    Motor Vehicle Dealer Online Complaint System

  2. Attach a copy of the sales contract and other documents you may have received from the dealer. For advertising complaints, please attach a copy of the advertisement.
  3. Should you have trouble filing, please contact us at (888) 368-4689.

Complaints About Defective Vehicles

If your complaint is about a defective vehicle, you may be able to receive assistance through the Texas Lemon Law.

Learn About the Texas Lemon Law

Complaints Against a Motor Carrier

You may submit your complaint against a motor carrier (i.e.- trucking company, moving company or bus company) using our online system. You will be notified via email when the case has been accepted.

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